Gilgamesh Musical

“Preserving Assyrian Language and Promoting Mesopotamian Art”

 
 
 

Gilgamesh Musical Project:

We call it a project because this is not only about making a musical album. To help preserving and promoting Assyrian language and encourage people all around the world to learn about existence of this nation, we need to do more. Here are some steps we are taking toward our goal.

  • A Double CD Album: This musical consist of 51 tracks including 33 music tracks and 18 narrations with a duration of 2 hours and 20 minutes. It is performed in the Assyrian language and arranged for orchestra, choir and soloists.

  • The Website: We have created and maintaining this page for Gilgamesh Musical to reach everyone around the world and spread our art and culture.

  • Translations to more Languages: The entire musical will be translated in common languages such as English, Farsi, Arabic, French, and German. These translations will be available for free on our website and will give the listeners a chance to follow the story in their own language.

  • Songbook: A selected number of the musical’s songs will be arranged for Piano/Vocal and published into a songbook.

  • Coloring Book: Gilgamesh coloring book with one-line story telling in Assyrian and English on each page is great for the kids to learn and enjoy The Epic of Gilgamesh.

 

Team Members

Composer/producer Edwin Elieh has teamed up with some of the best talent in the Assyrian community to create the “Gilgamesh Musical Album”. It all started with adopting Rabi Yosip Bet-Yosip’s poetry and creating a great libretto consisting of narrations and songs. Meet the people who are making this journey possible.


Sponsors

We would like to dedicate this page of our website forever to our major contributors who supported us at the very early stages of Gilgamesh Musical Album. Without generosity of our major sponsors, production of this project would not be possible. We are very grateful for every person and organization’s support and generosity


Synopsis

The Epic of Gilgamesh is about the human desire for immortality. Sumerian king, Gilgamesh, the king of Uruk, learns about immortality through adventures in his long journey to Utnapishtim’s place to obtain the immortality weed. Finally, after cutting his hope form getting the immortality weed, in return to his city, he meets his dead friend, Enkidu, in the netherworld and learns about the death and the final journey of human.